Utah transgender candidate to run for Congress

Published on April 14, 2017 at 11:17AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Misty Snow will take aim again at becoming the first openly transgender woman elected in Utah. Snow announced Thursday she will challenge U.S. Rep. Christ Stewart in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. Snow earned Utah’s Democratic nomination last year for U.S. Senate but lost to incumbent U.S. Sen. Mike Lee by a 68-15 percent margin. Snow, a 31-year-old grocery store clerk, says she decided to challenge Stewart because she thinks GOP representatives will be vulnerable in 2018 due to President Donald Trump’s actions. Stewart didn’t’ immediately have comment. He won a third term in November. He will be favored in a mostly Republican district that covers most of Salt Lake City, along with deserts stretching west to Nevada and south to Arizona.